Urban Farming

Thompson & Morgan

New at the Nursery: Tomato + Potato = TomTato

One well-designed plant, meeting all your garden needs.

Courtesy of Hamtown Farms

The Fight to Save a Detroit-Area Urban Farm

An emergency manager wants to sell a beloved community garden to the highest bidder. Can organizers win their land?

Shutterstock

This Might Be the Most 'Portland' Thing That's Ever Happened in Portland, Oregon

A resident says sous-chefs are foraging plants from his property. Sob story or masterful troll?

Joseph Murphy/Bassett & Bassett

A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.

Omlet

Pet Chickens Can Now Safely Cross the Road With These Amazing Reflective Vests

Protect your favorite urban bird.

GrowCubes

Is Computer-Assisted Aeroponic Growing the Future of Urban Farming?

Maybe! 

REUTERS

The Really Big Fight Over Urban Farming Is Playing Out in Small Towns

San Francisco and Austin may have figured this out, but places like Muskegon, Michigan, are a better reflection of the obstacles ahead.

Rent the Chicken

Now You Can Rent a Backyard Chicken

It's a starter kit, of sorts, for aspiring urban farmers. 

Backyard Chickens May Have Jumped the Shark

$1,500 coops, $20 ceramic eggs, and other absurdities.

Courtesy of VIsit Philly

The Rust Belt Neighborhood in the Middle of Philadelphia

Meet the people transforming post-industrial Fishtown into a haven for artists and writers.

Higher Ground

How Boston Fit a Giant New Farm Into the City ... Seamlessly

Higher Ground, the world's second largest rooftop farm, contributes fresh food but doesn't interfere with density and walkability.

Urban Farmers Ltd.

The Farming Technique That Could Revolutionize the Way We Eat

Aquaponics uses fish to create soil-less farms that can fit into cities much easier.

Google Earth

Mapping Urban Agriculture From the Sky

Google Earth could help quantify urban gardens much better than advocates on the ground.

Rooftop Farms: A 'Burgeoning' Trend in Chinese Cities

Two activists talk about creating leafy green escapes among the high rises of Beijing and Hong Kong.

Reuters

The Secret to Buffalo's Farm-to-Table Culture

An interview with Christa Glennie Seychew, who's helped reinvigorate the city's local food movement.

Vincent Callebaut

The 8 Most Interesting Ideas to Revolutionize Urban Farms

These vertical spaces could change how we grow.

Courtesy: Grow Dat

An Urban Farm Puts New Orleans Teens to Work

Grow Dat offers kids a chance to learn about urban farming and hunger.

Keep Local Food in Local Grocery Stores

How we can move beyond farmer's markets to a truly localized food system.

Kevin Chu

What the Heck Is This Thing?

This concept building is being billed as a vertical farm. We'll be the judge of that.